Cancer Bats Drop 'Psychic Jailbreak' B-Side "Weird Punx," Map Out Canadian Winter Tour

The band will hit 12 cities across Ontario and Quebec as Bat Sabbath

BY Nika Petrosian Published Oct 6, 2023

Toronto hardcore heavyweights Cancer Bats have released "Weird Punx," a B-side from 2022 album Psychic Jailbreak.

"We decided to save 'Weird Punx' for its own separate release because we felt it was a strong standalone track that really tells its own story," said vocalist Liam Cormier in a press release.

While Psychic Jailbreak explored and expanded on the band's sonic landscape post the departure of their founding guitarist Scott Middleton, the B-side revisits the Cancer Bats' roots: "The track is about growing up in a small town, where you and all your friends just hang out and dream about one day getting out and seeing the world," said Cormier.

"Weird Punx" is accompanied by a music video, which compiles footage taken of the band in Halifax, Moncton and Europe. 

Cancer Bats will also be hitting the road this fall as Bat Sabbath — their Black Sabbath cover band — expanding their Canadian tour plans into Ontario and Quebec. The 12-show run will start in Barrie on November 20 and make its way east to Trois-Rivières on November 28, before finishing off in Toronto on December 2.

Check out "Weird Punx" and Bat Sabbath's 2023 tour schedule below. 

Bat Sabbath 2023 Tour Dates:

11/20 Barrie, ON - Queens
11/21 St. Catherines, ON - Warehouse
11/22 Windsor, ON - The Backstage
11/23 Guelph, ON - Onyx
11/24 London, ON - Rum Runners
11/25 Hamilton, ON - Corktown Tavern
11/26 Kingston, ON - Broom Factory
11/28 Trois-Rivières, QC - L'entite
11/29 Quebec City, QC - L'Anti
11/30 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
12/01 Ottawa, ON - 27 Club
12/02 Toronto, ON - Hard Luck Bar

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